Lindsay Ryder

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Virginia Attempts to Address Underage Drinking by Impinging Upon Free Speech

By |2019-03-07T21:45:21-04:00April 20th, 2010|Blog|

Last week, a panel of the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ban on the advertising of alcohol in college newspapers.  The case involved a challenge to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission’s expansive ban on the advertising of beer, wine and mixed drinks in student-run publications throughout the state of Virginia. Beyond the obvious economic implications (the newspapers [...]

The FDA’s Tobacco Regulations: The Harm in Banning Harmful Speech

By |2019-03-15T15:31:32-04:00March 31st, 2010|Blog|

One March 19, 2010 the FDA issued a broad set of regulations directly restricting tobacco companies’ ability to advertise and promote their products. The regulations were issued following President Obama’s signing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act last June, which granted the FDA extensive authority to create such regulations.  The landmark legislation negates the Supreme Court’s 2000 [...]

A Textbook Case of Censorship

By |2019-03-20T18:08:37-04:00March 19th, 2010|Blog|

Last Friday the Texas Board of Education voted along party lines to approve a new school curriculum that will, in effect, rewrite history. The new social studies curriculum will address what one board member referred to as a “skewed” history with a “liberal bias.” Although the proposed changes may individually seem relatively minor, they are not innocuous. For example, the [...]

Supreme Court Rejects Dress Code Case

By |2019-03-14T17:36:16-04:00January 14th, 2010|Blog|

Earlier this week the Supreme Court denied petition to review a high school student’s challenge to his school’s dress code. In denying review, the Supreme Court has chosen to leave the lower court’s holding intact — a holding that serves as a dangerous curtailment of students’ rights of freedom of expression. Paul “Pete” Palmer was found to be in violation [...]